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the humanitarian missions nevertheless will continue. >>> high anxiety. japan pulls emergency workers from its crippled nuclear power plant after surging radiation. dealing with disaster, a new study reveals how prepare suicide the u.s. to deal with the major nuclear emergency. and wave of power -- newly surfaced video shows the force of friday's tsunami as it hits the oregon coastline. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with melting point. a skeleton crew working to prevent an all-out meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant were forced out of the facility for nearly an hour today. the extremely rare measure was called for following a dangerous spike in radiation that japanese authorities feared was a risk to workers' lives. dan shenman reports. >> reporter: authorities in japan have struggled to avert an environmental catastrophe in the plant in tokyo. the rods were being stored in pools of water. seawater has been pumped into reactors one, two, and three to cool fuel rods as they worked to br
, it's "meet the press." >>> wall of destruction, the death toll soars from japan's twin disasters as authorities race to head off nuclear meltdowns. >>> shock waves, the situation in japan raises fears over the safety of nuclear power plants here at home. >>> and whiteout, a late winter blizzard leaves hundreds of motorists stranded in north dakota. >>> good morning, those stories and more straight ahead, this is first look on msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with a country in crisis, in japan this morning, rescuers are searching for signs of life beneath the rubble as the clock ticks in the wake of friday's epic disaster. japanese please say they've recovered another 1,000 bodies that washed ashore along the miyagi coast, rising a mounting death toll that is believed to be above 10,000, nbc's kristen dahlgren joins us from tokyo with more. >> reporter: there have been more than 300 aftershocks registered here there were new warnings today. and now growing concerns over the possibility of a nuclear accident. with heavy equipment, and bare hands, rescue workers continue the des
will keep you posted as we learn more details in this continuing, developing story. >>> on the verge. japan's nuclear crisis creeps toward catastrophe as a third reactor is rocked by an explosion and a fourth catches fire. >>> nikkei nose-dive. japanese stocks go into a freefall with investors panicked by radiation fears. >>> and sticker shock. russia jacks up the price of flying american astronauts into space. good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with a nuclear nightmare. radiation levels spiked in japan this year in the wake of a series of explosions at the fukushima nuclear power plant just days after suffering its most crippling catastrophe ever. japan is now facing the world's worst nuclear disaster since chernobyl. for the latest we turn to kristen dahlgren in tokyo. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. the latest radiation levels appear to have leveled off some, but a spike earlier had us talking about levels that could affect human health, so there is great concern here i
. "first look" is up next. >>> desperate measures. the world watches and waits as japan tries to contain its nuclear crisis. survival instinct, incredible new video of heroic rescues during the craftic tsunami. and royal jewel, the see-through dress that caught a prince's eye sells for a whopping sum. good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more on "first look" on msnbc. today, we begin with a race against the clock. japan is desperately trying to reconnect power to critical cooling systems at the fukushima power plant. this as smoke has once again been seen rising from the crippled nuclear facility. today high-capacity fire engines are blasting tons of water into the hot zone, an unexplained switch from yesterday's air attacks. >> reporter: tons of water, the difference between salvation and catastrophe at japan's stricken nuclear plant. >> the situation remains very serious. but there's been no significant worsening since yesterday. >> reporter: the cloud billowing from the fukushima daichi plant on wednesday was all but gone thursday, but the possibility of a meltdown is still
american evacuations out of japan as nuclear meltdown fears grow. >>> line of fire. security cameras capture a dramatic shootout at a tennessee convenience store. >>> and space odyssey. astronauts unveil the international space station's newest resident. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with exit strategy. as japan's nuclear crisis deepens, and reports about the status of one of its crippled nuclear plants differ, the united states has authorized the first evacuations of americans out of japan. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the very latest on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. we learned overnight these will be voluntary evacuations even though the airports have opened, commercial flights are available. the u.s. state department will now be organizing charter flights out of tokyo and other locations in japan to get americans out. the u.s. believes that the radiation levels, especially around the fukushima daiich
health. >>> the body of the first american known to have per risched in japan's disaster has been pound. lee cowan has the story. >> reporter: before march 11th, most americans never heard. that district in japan. taylor anderson knew it in better days. the girl from richmond, virginia made it her home. >> she loved it. she loved the culture and the people. she loved teaching the japanese children. she was living her dream. >> reporter: she taught more than english. she taught compassion. she helped get people out until the time to save herself was gone. >> it took rescuers day to go through the debris. it seemed hopeless. yet, nine days in, a 16-year-old boy was found clinging to a roof, exhausted in cold but alive. he had saved his 80-year-old grandmother, too, after finding the refrigerator stocked with yogurt and coke. i always knew there was something special about it. her parents got a call she had been found. it was a mistake. she was still lost in all of that rubble. in a short statement, her parents wished what her daughters would have wished. please remain playing for all who
potential setback as japan struggles to contain its nuclear reactor crisis. >>> and fallen star, fans mourn of sudden death of germany's most beloved zoo animal. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry, those stories and more are straight afed, this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with targeting libya. american and european militaries spent the weekend launching intense strikes on libya. in a mission aimed at halting moammar gadhafi's brutal attacks on anti-government rebels. although the american officials say u.s. is not trying to kill gadhafi, operation odyssey dawn appears to have hit close to home for the libyan leader. nbc news learned that english forces conductsed a strike on his compound. it's not known where gadhafi was at the time. but aordering to "the new york times," journalists bussed to the site didn't report casualties. >>> and u.s. defense secretary robert gates intends to hand over leadership of the coalition in a matter of days. for more on the operation, we go to nbc's brian moore. >> reporter: with a second day of fighter jet attacks and missile
that occur in japan, alaska, and the aleutian islands. and then the last one i could find happened in 1964 that was significant for hawaii. and that came from alaska and chile is another one where they find even aboepicenters. the big island had a 4.6 earthquake earlier, as well. >> coming from california myself, i've been used to seeing the tsunami warns come through. good thing we've never actually seen it happen, but that's what we're worried about today. and you were talking earlier, ginger, about cell phone usage and things like that n. and in these situations, text messaging is the best way to go. you can probably get through a message much faster than if you try to call because you get often those busy signals. the text messages are the best way to go. just want to let folks know that the latest information we have in this terms of fatalities coming out of japan, 17 at the moment have died in the japan earthquake. . we've period about an hour ago or two hours ago, that number was about two or three. that could change. this is a very fluid situation. we're also hearing that in hawaii
about food coming from japan amidst its nuclear crisis. >>> and losing his cool. singer chris brown snaps after questions about his assault on former girlfriend rihanna. >>> good morning, everybody, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with power struggle. a fourth day of allied strikes have damaged moammar gadhafi's air defense systems but so far the attacks have failed to cripple gadhafi's confidence or put an end to his assaults against civilian opponents. anti-aircraft fire streaked the sky last night over tripoli after a day of heavy fighting between rebels and gadhafi loyalists. despite some success in the south, the inexperienced rebels found themselves outgunned by government forces in the western city of misrata. to the east. gadhafi appeared on libyan television yesterday reportedly speaking from the same tripoli compound targeted by coalition missile strikes on sunday. ever defiant, gadhafi predicted, quote, we will win this battle. meanwhile president obama has cut short his tour of latin amer
on in japan including a report tomorrow on america's under reported history with nuclear accidents. tomorrow's show comes with a seat belt for your use at home. >>> facing the heat. president obama defend his decision for military intervengds in libya. >>> hazardous material. japan finds highly toxic plutonium in the soil surrounding its crippled nuclear plant. >>> and above and beyond. surveillance video captures a convenience store clerk fighting back against two would-be robbers. >>> very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. those stories and much more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin with making his case. president obama took to the airwaves last night to vigorously defend his decision to enter into the conflict of interest in libya, a move that has been hotly debated by some in washington, but one that he is standing firmly behind. for more we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. the president said we're using two approaches here -- supporting the military effort while putting pressure on ga
on japan this morning to expand the evacuation zone around its damaged nuclear power plant amid concerns about radiation seeping from the facility. the u.n.'s nuclear agency says radiation in one village 25 miles from the complex is twice the suggested threshold for evacuation. anyone within a 12-mile zone has already been told to leave. >>> meanwhile, the country's emppror and empress made a rare public appearance wednesday trying to comfort the victims of the disaster. >>> now there's new, disturbing evidence regarding radiation from japan drifting to the united states. tests of milk samples in spokane, washington, indicate the presence of radioactive iodine from japan's nuclear plant. but the environmental protection agency cautions such findings are expected and are far below levels of public health concern, including for infants. >>> now here at home, after weeks of provide labor protests focusing on wisconsin, the ohio legislature has voted to severely limit collective bargaining rights for public workers. amid shouts and jeers yesterday, both the house and senate approved the meas
. >>> more fallout from japan's disaster. toyota says a shortage of japanese-made parts will likely impact production at one or more of its north american plants. >>> keep an eye on research in motion today. the blackberry maker reports earnings after the bell. >>> finally, here's one movie you probably won't be renting any time soon. yesterday a modern art festival in helsinki was set to screen what it believes the world's longest film with a running time of 240 hours. that means they'll still be screening it at this time next week. stock up on your popcorn. >>> well, the magic cast a spell over the knicks. the grizzlies gobble the shamrocks and last-second heroics from the ducks. >>> detroit looks to quinch the heat. and if you go with us, it'll be a win-win. it certainly will. this could be a win-win. this is going to be a win-win. win-win. you should say win-win... use a hyphen. you know what th is ? a n. r. win. drin man, this trip was great. i mean... i'm just... ah... pumped. mobile. take control of your travel. we're american airlines. find our lowest fares guaranteed at aa.
it is sending robotic equipment to japan to help the country regain control of its crippled nuclear plant. such devices which are built to withstand radiation could presumably work in areas where radiation levels would harm or kill humans. meanwhile, the japanese government is now admitting what many have assumed, that its safeguards to protect the facility from the earthquake and tsunami were insufficient. officials today are reporting sea water near the plant contains more than 3,000 times the normal amount of radioactive iodine, the highest rate yet. >>> in washington, a potential government shutdown still looms over capitol hill with little movement toward a budget compromise. last night on "the last word with lawrence o'donnell," he asked new york democrat charles schumer why there's been so little progress in the negotiations. >> the bottom line is the tea party continues to pull at speaker boehner and say "don't come to any compromise." their positions continue to be extreme. we know that h.r. 1 will not pass the senate and the president would veto it. so their solution just doesn'
developments in japan's nuclear crisis. >>> and snake on the loose. a cobra goes mising from a famous new york city zoo. good morning to you. those stories and much more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin with gaining momentum after a week of international air strikes, libyan rebels continue to push back forces loyal to gadhafi. this morning an opposition spokesman claimed that rebels captured his hometown located half way between the rebel-held east and the government-controlled west. it would be a significant victory for the movement which took two oil complexes over the weekend. those developments come as nato agreed to take over command and control of the entire libya operation including ground attacks. president obama will speak to the nation tonight to explain what role the u.s. will play in the mission in libya now that nato stepped in. the president is also expected to address concerns by both parties who say he should have consulted with congress before a military intervention. nbc's tracie potts joins us now from washington with details. good morning to you.
gained 3% on talks that the search snj about to unload its stake in yahoo japan. >>> the securities and exchange commission wants to rein in wall street bonuses. if passed, the proposal would require wall street firms to submit detailed accounts of proposed bonuses which the sec could then ban if they are deemed excessive. >>> and finally, are you sick of hearing about prince william and kate's royal wedding? one woman hopes her souvenir sick bag will be a hit with anyone who needs to throne up if they hear any more about the big day. sounds like a bill joke. >>> as lawmakers weigh the pros and cons of spending cuts as means of balancing the budget, last night on the "rachel maddow show," she asked tax expert david k. johnson if there's evidence to support claims that the bush-era tax cuts have helped the economy. >> you know, it's been ten years since we started with the bush cuts, 30 years since reagan. but ten years. what's happened? the median and average wage in this country in 2010 was smaller than it was in 2000. corporate tax revenues are down more than 1/3 even though profi
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